Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Plastic surgery addiction: How common is it?

    News headlines that highlight extreme surgically enhanced physical transformations and certain celebrities can make plastic surgery addiction seem like a common phenomenon. However, it may not be as frequent as the media portrays. While there are some people who find the results of aesthetic procedures addicting, others only undergo one or two procedures to improve their appearance. 

  • Teachers get plastic surgery as part of back-to​-school prep

    While some teachers work on their tans during the summer months, others change their appearance in a different way. Plastic surgery among educators in the months between school years is becoming more common, according to CBS New York. With extended time off from work, the season provides ample time for patients to recover from their procedures. 

  • The role of race in plastic surgery

    A person's ethnicity can affect his or her plastic surgery experience in a number of ways. Race can influence which area a patient seeks to improve, which procedures he or she undergoes, and it can also help predict risks and complications associated with some surgeries. 

  • Brides-to-be request cosmetic surgery

    Considerations for some brides-to-be extend well beyond wardrobe and seating arrangements. Over the past several years, both men and women prepping for their wedding days have started to explore the realm of cosmetic surgery and other rejuvenation procedures in order to look their best for the occasion. 

  • Celebrity cosmetic surgery trends of 2014 revealed

    People frequently seek to copy their favorite celebrities when it comes to style, whether they're selecting similar hair styles or taking cues from fashion choices. According to, these stars are also influential in the plastic surgery realm, as many patients seeking cosmetic procedures frequently mention certain celebrities they would like to resemble. 

  • Zapping myths about laser hair removal

    Between the days spent at the beach and nights lounging on the patio, summer offers the perfect time to stay outdoors and bask in the beautiful weather. Since this season provides ample opportunity for showing off your favorite shorts and cocktail dresses, women generally spend a great deal of time shaving, hoping that their days will not be ruined by those small, prickly hairs that won't seem to go away. 

  • US performed more plastic surgeries in 2013 than any other country

    The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its statistics for 2013, highlighting which countries saw the most cosmetic procedures in the last year. According to the results, there were more than 23 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed across the world in 2013.  

  • Serum vs. Facelift: Which is more effective?

    If reducing the signs of aging is a priority, tightening serums and facial exercises could be enticing, low-cost options. However, don't expect these alternative methods to produce the same benefits as a surgical procedure. Here's important information to keep in mind when contemplating the best way to eliminate wrinkles and reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. 

  • Are divorcees flocking to the doc?

    People opt for plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, whether they're trying to alter a physical feature they've had since birth, or they are looking to add a little sleekness to their shapes. Some men and women, however, seek cosmetic procedures following a significant life event, such as a divorce. 

    Surgeons caution against impulsively going under the knife, as many procedures have considerations that should be heavily thought about prior to the operation, but several doctors have reported seeing an influx of recent divorcees requesting consultations.  

  • Should age be a factor when considering plastic surgery?

    Should age be a factor when considering plastic surgery? 

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